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APA STYLE AID APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.

CHOICE Current reviews for academic libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education.
Off campus users may see another VCCS college name instead of CVCC.

FIRSTSEARCH Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

MASTERFILE PREMIER Multidisciplinary database covering subject areas of general interest. Includes reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.

MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONARY Entries, including definitions, pronunciation guides, and word histories from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus.

MLA STYLE AID MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
Note: MLA has recently released the eighth edition of its handbook. See our page on the major changes in the new edition. We will replace our current MLA resources with resources on the eighth edition in summer 2016.

OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY Contains the entire text of the Oxford English Dictionary, including definitions for most words in the English language and word origins and quotations.

OXFORD REFERENCE ONLINE Over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

Rosetta Stone Languages Rosetta Stone offers libraries and their users the proven immersion method that have trusted for over the last 20+ years. Features include: access to 30 languages, access to 50 + hours of foundational instruction in each language, access to core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, and includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation.
Because the software tracks your progress, you need to create a Rosetta Stone-specific username and password. You can use any email; it does not have to be associated with the CVCC.

ULRICH'S Comprehensive database of regularly and irregularly published journals, magazines, newspapers, and full-text electronic resources from more than 200 countries.


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3506 Wards Road
Lynchburg VA 24502-2498

Phone: 434.832.7750
FAX: 434.386.4677
Email: library@cvcc.vccs.edu

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